Match the cards of the same value.
The aim of the game is to slide the green square from the top right
hand corner to the bottom left hand corner in the least number of
Two sudokus in one. Challenge yourself to make the necessary
Everthing you have always wanted to do with dominoes! Some of these games are good for practising your mental calculation skills, and some are good for your reasoning skills.
A Sudoku with a twist.
Match pairs of cards so that they have equivalent ratios.
A Sudoku that uses transformations as supporting clues.
Help the bee to build a stack of blocks far enough to save his
friend trapped in the tower.
Given the products of diagonally opposite cells - can you complete this Sudoku?
A Sudoku with clues as ratios or fractions.
Four numbers on an intersection that need to be placed in the
surrounding cells. That is all you need to know to solve this
This second Sudoku article discusses "Corresponding Sudokus" which are pairs of Sudokus with terms that can be matched using a substitution rule.
A Sudoku with clues as ratios.
Players take it in turns to choose a dot on the grid. The winner is the first to have four dots that can be joined to form a square.
A Sudoku with clues given as sums of entries.
Solve this Sudoku puzzle whose clues are in the form of sums of the
numbers which should appear in diagonal opposite cells.
Can you beat the computer in the challenging strategy game?
How good are you at estimating angles?
A game for 2 players. Take turns to place a counter so that it occupies one of the lowest possible positions in the grid. The first player to complete a line of 4 wins.
An ordinary set of dominoes can be laid out as a 7 by 4 magic rectangle in which all the spots in all the columns add to 24, while those in the rows add to 42. Try it! Now try the magic square...
This sudoku requires you to have "double vision" - two Sudoku's for the price of one
This pair of linked Sudokus matches letters with numbers and hides a seasonal greeting. Can you find it?
This article for teachers describes several games, found on the
site, all of which have a related structure that can be used to
develop the skills of strategic planning.
Nim-7 game for an adult and child. Who will be the one to take the last counter?
Can you work out how to win this game of Nim? Does it matter if you go first or second?
The computer starts with all the lights off, but then clicks 3, 4
or 5 times at random, leaving some lights on. Can you switch them
A game for 2 players with similaritlies to NIM. Place one counter on each spot on the games board. Players take it is turns to remove 1 or 2 adjacent counters. The winner picks up the last counter.
Can you identify the mathematicians?
An article for teachers and pupils that encourages you to look at the mathematical properties of similar games.
A game for 2 players that can be played online. Players take it in turns to select a word from the 9 words given. The aim is to select all the occurrences of the same letter.
Can you be the first to complete a row of three?
A game for two people, who take turns to move the counters. The player to remove the last counter from the board wins.
A game for 2 people. Take turns joining two dots, until your opponent is unable to move.
A game for 2 players. Can be played online. One player has 1 red
counter, the other has 4 blue. The red counter needs to reach the
other side, and the blue needs to trap the red.
Can you beat Piggy in this simple dice game? Can you figure out
Piggy's strategy, and is there a better one?
A game for 2 players. Set out 16 counters in rows of 1,3,5 and 7. Players take turns to remove any number of counters from a row. The player left with the last counter looses.
Start with any number of counters in any number of piles. 2 players
take it in turns to remove any number of counters from a single
pile. The winner is the player to take the last counter.
Advent Calendar 2010 - a mathematical game for every day during the
run-up to Christmas.
A game for 1 person to develop stategy and shape and space awareness. 12 counters are placed on a board. Counters are removed one at a time. The aim is to be left with only 1 counter.
Totality game for an adult and child. Be the first to reach your agreed total.
Can you make the birds from the egg tangram?
This article supplies teachers with information that may be useful in better understanding the nature of games and their role in teaching and learning mathematics.
A simple game of patience which often comes out. Can you explain
Practise your diamond mining skills and your x,y coordination in this homage to Pacman.
A game to make and play based on the number line.
Here is a solitaire type environment for you to experiment with. Which targets can you reach?
A game for 2 people using a pack of cards Turn over 2 cards and try
to make an odd number or a multiple of 3.